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Okay, we're calling it: Long hair is officially making a comeback.

Leave your bobs at the door, you guys - cause long hair is officially back in. 

We know! We know. What a statement! What a hook! The CONTROVERSY.

And with the re-opening of salons nipping at our heels - we admit it, it's a pretty big call to make. But hear us out: Long hair is EVERYWHERE right now (see: every single celebrity). So, we reckon everyone is about to do a flip on the beloved bob.

Just sayin'.

Watch: Here's hairdresser talk, translated. Post continues below.


Video via Mamamia.

However! If you're gearing up for the Big Snip post-lockdown and long hair is just not your thing - we totally get it. And we're not going to step in your way. You do you, etc., etc.

Below we've asked Virginie Gayssot, the Head of Education and Talent at Franck Provost, and Dee Parker Attwood, National Ambassador Schwarzkopf Professional and owner of Wieselmann salon, to give us a rundown on the super long hair trend, as well as some of the other biggest styles people will be wearing post-lockdown. 

The best part? They're all totally low-maintenance. 

We love minimal effort!

The long length blunt cut.

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Just because you're able to go back into a salon, doesn't mean you have to go for the chop. You can still hang on to your lengths (cause, TRENDING) and opt for a good trim to encourage growth. 

You could even ask the hairdresser to do a blunt cut - it's a total no-fuss style that'll sit nice with a simple wash and dry.

"This is the ultimate low maintenance cut as it stays sharp at the ends the longest. One length hair, can be washed and simply blasted out and it still looks tidy and polished," said Parker Attwood.

Easy as pie.

The long shag.

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The 90s-inspired shag has made a comeback - and it's the ideal way to show off some texture with little effort on the styling front. Hooray!

"The 'blunt shag' is back and better than ever, because it is meant to look 'out of bed' it always looks good," said Gayssot.

Love that for us.

"The key with this hairstyle is to keep your volume with a volume-boosting shampoo and conditioner. There is nothing worse than a flat shag. For added volume turn your hair upside and lightly mist with hairspray."

Layered hair.

Both our experts agree that layered hair is a great option for curly or wavy hair types, as it can help take out a lot of the weight, meaning less time spent on drying and styling. Swoon!

"Long layers are perfect as they create a soft natural movement that doesn't need too much work," said Gayssot. "This cut is perfect for those with thicker hair and can really frame your face."

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When it comes to styling layered hair, there's not much to it. 

"For curls, embracing the natural texture and letting hair dry naturally is a great low maintenance option," said Parker Attwood. "For styling, use products which accentuate your natural wave or curl pattern like Schwarzkopf Professional Mad About Curls Twister Definition Cream, $31.95, to work into hair before drying."

The modern mullet.

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Yes - the mullet is still having a moment. (CAN YOU CALL MUM, I'M SCARED).

According to Gayssot, there is such a thing as a cool-girl mullet. And she reckons you should give it a go - cause apparently it's no fuss when it comes to styling.

"The 'Modern Mullet' is all the rage right now (think Miley and Rihanna). Even though you need to go back to the hairdressers quite often in between appointments, it is super easy to style on a day-to-day basis," said Gayssot.

"Because this cut is so textured, it's perfect for just wash and go and those that want minimal fuss."

Umm should... should we do it?

Would you try any of the above styles? Share your thoughts with us in the comment section below.

Feature image: Instagram/ @chrisappleton1; @camila_cabello

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